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Old 10-26-2015, 04:14 PM   #21
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Yes you need to winterize the outdoor shower because water will still get into it
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:48 PM   #22
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I have shower sprayer and yes you still need to winterize outside shower even if you haven't used it, the water still is sitting in the lines


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Old 10-26-2015, 08:04 PM   #23
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If you have never used the outside shower do you still need to winterize it?

Yes, there will be water in all the lines in the system.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:09 PM   #24
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On the 23IKSS model, I have an inlet above my city water connection labeled antifreeze. I am assuming this was an effort by forest river to expedite the winterization process? The salesperson was no help and didn't know what it was for when I purchased the trailer. I suspect you can just attach a hose to the inlet on the trailer and pump your AF through this? I think there is also a bypass btwn the pump and water filter so you don't need to remove the filter? I removed mine last year anyway. I have mine in storage at the moment, but does this model have the Suburban or Atwood water heater?
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:47 PM   #25
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On the 23IKSS model, I have an inlet above my city water connection labeled antifreeze. I am assuming this was an effort by forest river to expedite the winterization process? The salesperson was no help and didn't know what it was for when I purchased the trailer. I suspect you can just attach a hose to the inlet on the trailer and pump your AF through this? I think there is also a bypass btwn the pump and water filter so you don't need to remove the filter? I removed mine last year anyway. I have mine in storage at the moment, but does this model have the Suburban or Atwood water heater?
You're correct on how to use the AF connection, but incorrect on a bypass around your filter. You need to remove the filter and pump the AF through the filter housing. Some folks finds something like a bottle or can that fits in the housing so you don't have to fill the entire housing with AF.

This guy uses aquarium rock in his filter housing. See Post #5:

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Old 10-26-2015, 11:53 PM   #26
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I noticed one important step which was not mentioned in the original post. You need to flush the toilet to get the pink stuff into the toilet valve which could freeze and crack if you don't. Then pour a little more into the toilet bowl.

Hopefully you did this but I didn't see it mentioned.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:05 AM   #27
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Isn't there a second bypass around the water filter? I thought I remember seeing another valve next to the pump. I have so many water lines in that area it is difficult to see where they are all attached to.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:16 AM   #28
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Sounds like a good job. Don't forget to release that check valve on the city water inlet. When I did this there was quite a bit of water n the line .






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Old 10-27-2015, 09:20 AM   #29
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Where is the check valve on the city water inlet?
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:03 AM   #30
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After winterizing, as much antifreeze as possible should be drained from all
of the lines. Leaving antifreeze "topped off" in the system is a bad idea.
When all liquids are cooled, they expand. You should always give liquids
a needed space for expansion. Antifreeze flushing purpose is just to remove
all of the water from the system. Once done, there is no need for antifreeze
to remain in the system.

Actually you are wrong. RV antifreeze will turn slushy and even freeze in very cold weather but will not expand in any way. Leaveing the lines charged with RV antifreeze will harm nothing.
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